Vicki Wheaton, Journalist
Vicki Wheaton, Journalist

Vicki Wheaton

Journalist

Pinnacle Media Group Ltd
PO Box 1365 GT
Grand Cayman KY1-1108

T: 345-815-0099
E: [email protected]

ARTICLES BY VICKI WHEATON

Cracked Conch’s Todd Shipster is crowned Stoli Master

Shakers were flying and creative minds were whirling at the 2018 Stoli Cayman Islands Cocktail Masters competition, held at Anchor & Den last Sunday.

Agua Restaurant ups the ante at new location

When I heard that Agua Restaurant was moving to Camana Bay, I wasn’t sure how I felt about the decision.
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Get your tickets for ‘Saturday Night Live’

There can’t be many people in the world who haven’t seen an episode of “Saturday Night Live,” also referred to as “SNL.” The live sketch show that began in 1975 is still going strong. The cast of characters may have changed, but the game remains the same: to make people laugh.

Miss Cayman to be crowned this Saturday

As the reigning Miss Cayman Islands Anika Conolly knows, all good things must come to an end. On Saturday, at the Westin Grand Cayman, she will pass her crown to the next lovely lady who wins the title of Miss Cayman Islands Universe.

Hemingways Restaurant brings home the Bacon

If you were visiting or living in the Cayman Islands a couple of decades or so ago, chances are you’ll remember an entertainer by the name of Peter Bacon.

Rediscovering Jamaica and Appleton Estate

From the first time I stepped foot on the island of Jamaica over 20 years ago, I fell in love with the place. That business trip took me to the imposing judicial courts of Kingston with a brief detour to the beauty of Strawberry Hill.

Cayman celebrates Jamaican independence

On Aug. 6, 56 years ago, Jamaica lowered the British flag forever to replace it with the new Jamaican flag, hailed by the island’s proud national anthem.
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August concerts in South Florida

It seems that August is the month when the big guns head to Florida. Hitmakers like Britney Spears, Dave Matthews Band and the enigmatic Lauryn Hill will be on stage, along with Imagine Dragons, Janet Jackson and Kesha.
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Movies at Camana Bay Cinema in August

I have to say, I love my movies, but when I saw the list for August, I was scratching my noggin a little. Very few of the titles looked familiar, and I wondered if August was where flicks without much future went to die.

World record attempt for Women’s Dive Day

The PADI dive organization has scheduled its fourth annual Women’s Dive Day for this Saturday. Female divers all around the world will be getting in the water to celebrate women in the industry, and Cayman is no exception.

‘Tocsin’ film brings Frank E. Flowers home

Local filmmaker Frank E. Flowers is a native son of whom the islands are very proud. His full-length feature film “Haven,” starring the likes of Orlando Bloom, Zoe Saldana and Anthony Mackie, brought the magic of Hollywood to Cayman, with the cast reuniting for CayFilm 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Culture at the Cinema: ‘Macbeth’

When it comes to Shakespeare’s tragedies, it doesn’t get much darker than “Macbeth.” The story of the Scottish general, who, spurred on by a prophecy of three witches and his wife’s ambitions, murders King Duncan, is a terrifying tale, yet one of the most performed of the Bard’s works.

Cayman advances at arts championship

A team of nine from the Cayman Islands and their national director, Antonio Dennis, have been performing at the World Championship of Performing Arts over the past week.

KAABOO seeks local bands

The KAABOO organizers are keen to include local talent on the bill, and to that end, have put out a call for performing artists and bands to apply for a spot on stage. This is their chance to play a 30-minute set of their original music in front of thousands of people.
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July movies at Camana Bay Cinema

If summer is supposed to be all about the action movies, then things are certainly kicking off with a bang in July.

‘Layers of Self’ dance production

The magic of dance has been appreciated by audiences for hundreds of years, whether around a fire on the beach, or on the stage in cities like New York, London and Paris.
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July concerts in South Florida

“School’s out for summer!” as Alice Cooper would say, leaving more leisure time for activities and maybe a trip or two to South Florida.

Talent Xposition highlights Cayman’s young talent

The 17th Annual Xposition of the Performing Arts, organized by JC Connor of the Cayman Islands Self Help Foundation, was held on June 24 at the Harquail Theatre.

KidFest, Cousteau film geared towards families

On Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m., families can head to Pedro St. James for live entertainment, games and refreshments, all in the spirit of raising money for the Cayman Heart Fund’s Hart For Hearts branch.

Xposition of the Arts highlights local talent

The Tony Awards, held on June 10 at Radio City Music Hall, emphasized the importance of encouraging young talent to express themselves on the stage. Parkland School’s drama teacher Melody Herzfeld was honored at the ceremony, and students from her class performed “Seasons of Love” to a standing ovation from Broadway’s elite.
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